Mark Torre Jr. was arraigned in the Superior Court of Guam this afternoon and pleaded not guilty to an amended indictment charging him with negligent homicide as a third degree felony.

Defense attorney Jay Arriola, however, has filed a motion to dismiss the amended indictment citing technical issues with the evidence that was presented to the grand jury. He is also requesting for oral arguments on the motion. A further proceedings hearing is scheduled for Oct. 31.

Torre, a former police officer, is accused for the 2015 fatal shooting of fellow police officer Elbert Piolo. In the second try of the case, Torre has asserted his right to a speedy trial and following today's arraignment, the case must go to trial within 45 days.